Fragments in prose and verse: by E. Smith. With some account of her life and character by H.M. Bowdler. [A variant]

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Page 182 - God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.
Page 184 - Though the fig tree do not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Page 145 - The Christian life may be compared to a magnificent column, whose summit always points to heaven. The innocent and therefore real pleasures of this world are the ornaments on the pedestal ; very beautiful and highly to be enjoyed, when the eye is near ; but which should not too long, or too frequently detain us from that just distance, where we can contemplate the whole column, and where the ornaments on its base disappear.
Page 29 - ... charms of her conversation. Through all the misfortunes which marked the period of which I am now speaking, I can with truth say of Mrs. SMITH, what she says of her beloved daughter, that I do not recollect a single instance of a murmur having escaped her, on account of the loss of fortune...
Page 2 - I often endeavoured to draw her away from her books, as I feared that such close application might injure her health. She was then well acquainted with the French and Italian languages, and had made considerable progress in the study of geometry, and some other branches of the mathematics. At every period of her life, she was extremely fond of poetry.
Page 187 - GOD, neither can he comprehend them ; and I am convinced that this is true. GOD only requires the heart and its affections, and after those are wholly devoted to Him, He himself worketh all things within it and for it. * My son, give me thy heart;' and all the rest is conformity and obedience.
Page 152 - A happy day is worth enjoying; it exercises the soul foe heaven. The heart that never tastes of pleasure, shuts up, grows stiff, and incapable .of enjoyment. How then shall it enter the realms of bliss? A cold heart can receive no pleasure even there. Happiness is the support of virtue; they ' should always travel together, and they generally ' do so; when the heart expands to receive the latter, her companion enters of course.
Page 145 - IP it were the business of man to make a religion for himself, the Deist, the Theophilanthropist, the Stoic, or even the Epicurean, might be approved; but this is not the case. We are to believe what GOD has taught us, and to do what He has commanded. All other systems are but the reveries of mortals, and not religion.
Page 259 - twas her delight to prove* Through the green valley, or the cooling grove. " Can I forget, on many a summer's day, How through the woods and lanes we wont to stray; How cross the moors, and up the hills to wind, . And leave the fields and sinking vales behind: How arduous o'er the mountain steeps to go, And look by turns on all the plains below; How scal'd th' aerial cliffs th' adven'trous maid, Whilst, far beneath, her foil'd companion staid?
Page 143 - ... certainly right; we cannot, by the utmost exertion of our faculties, measure the distance between Him and us, nor prostrate ourselves too low before Him ; but with regard to our fellow-creatures, I think the case is different. Though we ought by no means to assume too much, a certain degree of respect to ourselves is necessary to obtain a proportionate degree from others.

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